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Pilot, Volvo building charging units for heavy-duty electric trucks

Electric semi-trucks will soon have more charging stations thanks to Knoxville-based Pilot Company and Volvo Group.

The two have signed a letter of intent to develop a high-performance charging network open to all battery-electric Class 8 truck brands to support fleet customers in their electrification and decarbonization journeys.

Chargers will be located at select Pilot and Flying J travel centers. Specific locations were not named in the release from Pilot. Pilot Company recently embarked on a $1 billion ‘New Horizons’ initiative to upgrade and prepare its locations for the future of travel, further enabling the development of charging networks for both passenger vehicles and Class 8 trucks.

Chargers will be installed at mutually identified travel center locations based on customer needs, current and anticipated battery-electric truck density, and the availability of public funding to support infrastructure costs.

“Partnerships like this one are important for Mack, our industry, and for society as a whole,” said Martin Weissburg, president of Mack Trucks and chairman of Volvo Group North America. “Mack and the Volvo Group are committed to being leaders in the transition to zero-emission transportation, and accelerating the availability of publicly accessible charging is crucial to achieving the decarbonized, sustainable future we’re dedicated to helping bring about.”

No timeline for installation has been released.

Read more about this partnership in this release.

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